Mary PIPER of Wakehill 1744, Will and Inventory

Transcribed by Carol Metcalfe from original documents available at the WYAS

Made 29.2.1743/1744 Proved 16.5.1744
In the name of God amen I Mary Piper of Wakeill in the township of Laverton and parish of Kerby malzeard and county of York widdow being weak of Boddy, but of good and perfect mind and memory (praised be God for the same) and calling to mind the mortality of my boddy and knowing it is appointed for all once to dye, do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following (that is to say)

First and principally I give my soul into the hands of God, who gave it me, and my body to be burried at the discretion of my executor hereafter named and as touching such worldly estates as it hath pleased God in this life to bless me with all. I give, demise, bequeath and dispose of the same as followeth

First of all I give and bequeath to Mary Piper my daughter the sume of eleven pounds to be paid within one whole month next after my decease and

Lastly all the residue and remainder of my effects hitherto not disposed of; whether the same be bills, bonds, mortgages, goods and chattels of what nature or kind soever the same be, I give and bequeath to Wilfrid Piper my son upon condition that he pay all my just debts, legacys and funerall expences and I do hereby constitute, nominate, ordain, and appoint the said Wilfrid Piper sole executor revokeing all other wills by me made, or for me made and doe hereby acknowledge this to be my last will and testament

In witness whereof I the said Mary Piper have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty ninth day of February and in the seventeenth year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Second by the Grace of God of Great Britain, France and Ireland King Defender of the faith and in the year of our Lord 1743

Mary [+] Piper [seal and mark]

Sealed signed and Delivered
after the interlining of these
words (and county of York) in the
presence of us

Jane Smickersgill [marked]
Ralph [+] Peirson [marked]
John Pickersgill [signed]

16 May 1744
Then personally appeared the above named Wilfrid Piper the executor who was swore duly to execute and so forth, and that the effects did not amount to 20
Before me
Edw Place Surr

A True and perfect Inventory of the goods and chattels debts and credits belonging to Mary Piper of Wakehill deceased and appraised by us whose names are hereunto subscribed this 12th day of March in the year 1743/1744

Impr her purse and apparel 0;5;0

Item in the House Stead
five pewter and dishes 0:5:0
a little cupboard, a little table and a little chest 0:6:0
an iron pot and a pan, reckon and tongs 0:3:0
a little table, two chairs and some odd houslements 0:1:0

Item in the milk house
a little chirn, some bowls and two pails 0:3:6
some dishes and trenchers and some odd huslements 0:0:8

Item in the parlour
one bed and bedstead with bedding thereto 0:10:0
one other bed 0:7:6

Three little cows 7:10:0
Two twinters ? 2:10:0
Two calves 1:15:0
One horse and old cart 3:00:0
A little mew of hay 1:5:0


Burial fees 3:0:0
Half a year’s rent due to
Mr Richd Bayne 3:0:0


Rem 12:6:8

Thos [T] Wattson [mark]
Ralph [+] Peirson [mark]
Matthew [M] Wood [mark]
John Pickersgill [signed]

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